Sandra Eagle: Corporations subvert Democracy under TPP – StamfordAdvocateThe AdvocateThe Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty is a Global Contract Being Negotiated in Secret by 600 corporations, between the United States and 11 other countries. If you haven’t heard of it, it is precisely because its contents are being kept secret from the …Continue Reading ...
Boing Boing TPP Opponents Force Obama to Ignore Human TraffickingAmerican Spectator (blog)Advocacy groups are complaining that the move is motivated not by an improvement in Malaysia’s practices but by the administration’s desire to include Malaysia in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. These critics are probably right, and it’s all the fault …State Department willing to overlook Malaysia’s […]Continue Reading ...
Boing Boing TPP Opponents Force Obama to Ignore Human TraffickingCato Institute (blog)Advocacy groups are complaining that the move is motivated not by an improvement in Malaysia’s practices but by the administration’s desire to include Malaysia in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. These critics are probably right, and it’s all the fault …State Department willing to overlook Malaysia’s […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail Harper’s tight-lipped strategy could hurt him on TPPThe Globe and MailFor the Prime Minister, the timing of the election relative to the TPP process is not ideal. He has said that he sees participation in TPP as vital to Canada’s interests. Naturally, he can’t say what Canada might be willing to […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail Tension builds between Canada, US over TPP dealThe Globe and MailTrade ministers from 12 countries are preparing to gather in Hawaii shortly for what some describe as a final push for a TPP deal. Canada’s Trade Minister Ed Fast dismisses these challenges from Washington, telling The Globe and Mail last week […]Continue Reading ...
Inclusion in TPP Very Important for Canadian Pig FarmersThePigSite.comCANADA – The chair of Manitoba Pork warns lessons learned as a result of the recent trade deal involving the United States and South Korea have demonstrated the importance of Canadian participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, …Continue Reading ...
VietNamNet Bridge Investors pour billions of dollars into garment industry in anticipation of …VietNamNet BridgeVietNamNet Bridge – Billions of dollars of foreign direct investment have poured into the textile and garment sector in anticipation of great opportunities to be brought by the TPP Agreement (Trans Pacific Partnership), which analysts warn will put …Continue Reading ...
TheTyee.ca TPP Deal Puts BC’s Privacy Laws in the CrosshairsTheTyee.caTPP negotiators aim to enshrine the rights of companies to freely move data — including records of financial transactions, consumer behaviour, online communications and medical histories — across borders.TPP: The $27 Trillion Trade AgreementThe Market MogulSandra Eagle: Corporations subvert Democracy under TPPThe AdvocateUS negotiators press Canadian […]Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand Taiwan Should Be Added to TPP – WSJWall Street JournalFormer World Bank President Robert Zoellick makes a hitherto unexploited argument for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) (“How the Pacific Trade Pact Could Feed a Hungry Planet,” op-ed, July 10). He reveals that the U.S. is working with key TPP …Waitangi Tribunal to consider […]Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand Waitangi Tribunal to consider TPP inquiryRadio New ZealandBut it said the secrecy of the TPP negotiations was a problem for the claimants and the tribunal – and so is the timing. The presiding officer, Michael Doogan, said if the negotiations concluded within a few weeks, which was possible, there was no …Continue Reading ...
The Asian Pacific Post NFU Suggests Supply Management More Valuable Than TPPBlackburnNews.comThe President of the National Farmers Union says trade will not stop if the Trans Pacific Partnership is not signed. Jan Slomp is raising concerns about the TPP’s potential impact on Canada’s supply management system for dairy and poultry. He calls it …Sacred Cows? […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz Critics of Trans Pacific Partnership are not politically irrelevant | Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nzOPINION: We are senior medical specialists deeply concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Nobel Laureate economists and broad groups of national and international health and legal experts, climate scientists, international human rights …Fran Quigley | The TPP’s Bad Medicine – Foreign AffairsForeign AffairsJapan Says TPP […]Continue Reading ...
Asia Society (blog) Opinion: With Fast-Track in Place, Key Issues Remain for TPP in AsiaAsia Society (blog)There’s new momentum to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations with U.S. President Barack Obama signing the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill into law after approval by the Senate. Other TPP countries can now proceed with negotiations …Continue Reading ...
Socialist Alternative Japan Says TPP Possible Without Some Nations – MarketPulseMarketPulseMarketPulse (blog)Japan Says TPP Possible Without Some Nations. Posted 13 minutes ago Share Print 0. Japan’s minister in charge of a 12-country Pacific Rim free trade initiative said Tuesday one possible option is to reach a broad agreement without some members that are …“Fast Track” Passes […]Continue Reading ...
The Hill New trade fight brews for Obama, DemsThe HillThe “legitimacy and moral authority on the issue of human trafficking is being undermined in an effort to smooth the path for the TPP,” declared Rep. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), one of the liberal Democrats who fiercely battled the White House push for fast …A Little Slavery […]Continue Reading ...
Foreign Affairs The TPP’s Bad MedicineForeign AffairsAt first glance, the Trans-Pacific Partnership looks to be traveling down this same path. If the agreement is finalized as expected at a late July meeting in Hawaii, the TPP would be largest regional trade agreement in history. The TPP’s 12 member …Critics of Trans Pacific Partnership are not […]Continue Reading ...
Medicines Australia talks its book on the TPPMacroBusiness (blog)“Trade deals, including the TPP, are good for the Australian economy. They open up vast new markets for Australian companies, such as the makers of innovative medicines and vaccines, because they reduce trade barriers.” James says that at $3 billion …Continue Reading ...
Lawyers Weekly TPP: Are plain-packaging lawsuits just the beginning?Lawyers WeeklyForeign corporations could take Australia to court over laws that drag down profits under proposed provisions in the draft Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, an international arbitration expert suggests. Baker & McKenzie special counsel Jo Delaney …Boost support for TPP by rethinking ISDSThe Hill (blog) all 2 news articles »Continue Reading ...
Christian Science Monitor White House So Desperate To Get TPP Approved, It Agrees To Whitewash Mass …TechdirtThere was, however, one tiny poison pill that Senator Bob Menendez supposedly hid in the TPA concerning the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. And that was that it could not be used if the trade agreement included countries that […]Continue Reading ...
Rethinking the TPP: How Free Trade Can Lead to Healthy Aging — and …The Fiscal Times (blog)The TPP, as it’s come to be known, is a mammoth proposition that would build new economic bridges between the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Vietnam and more than a half-dozen other nations. Yet despite this surprising agreement between the …Continue Reading ...
“Fast Track” Passes — Next Steps to Stop TPPSocialist AlternativeBoth the House and Senate have passed “fast track” authorization giving President Obama the go-ahead to finish negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership which he can now present for an up or down vote without amendment. Winning fast track authority is …Continue Reading ...
Hillary Clinton Talks Trade — But Not TPPWWDSign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise … and more »Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post Canada Obama Urged To Toss Canada Out Of TPP Trade Talks Over Dairy Supply …Huffington Post CanadaCanada is under pressure from places as far away as Australia to open up the dairy industry to foreign competition, and closer to home from Washington politicians who urged U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to move forward […]Continue Reading ...
iPolitics.ca (subscription) The Sprout: Washington ramps up pressure on Ottawa over TPPiPolitics.ca (subscription)The United States is, again, threatening to cut Canada out of the pending Trans Pacific Partnership. Citing sources familiar with the negotiations, Reuters reported Friday the American delegation is arguing Canada still hasn’t presented a serious offer … and more »Continue Reading ...
Political risks uncertain in expected TPP supply management concessionsHill Times (subscription)Negotiations to reach a final Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement are entering the end stages and sources say the Canadian government will likely agree to supply management concessions in order to reach a deal, a potentially politically risky move …Continue Reading ...
Hill Times (subscription) Political risks uncertain in expected TPP supply management concessionsHill Times (subscription)Negotiations to reach a final Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement are entering the end stages and sources say the Canadian government will likely agree to supply management concessions in order to reach a deal, a potentially politically risky move …Continue Reading ...
Will the TPP destroy our healthcare system?Crikey (registration)There has been much concern that Australian citizens and residents are being ripped off on the price of medicines by multinational pharmaceutical drug companies. And the problem is only likely to be exacerbated by global trade deals — like the … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Australian Dairyfarmer Canada TPP hurdleThe Australian DairyfarmerCanada is proving to be a big hurdle to successfully conclude the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, so Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s public support last week for a free trade deal will give some reassurance to Pacific Rim countries. Yet with …Indian exports may face adverse prospects in TPP marketsZee […]Continue Reading ...
ABC Online If the US can offer TPP transparency, so can weABC OnlineRumours of the content of the TPP abound, but this process, overseen by the US Trade Representative, gives stakeholders a chance to see the text and give feedback to their country’s negotiators. It’s a standard process in the United States, and one …Indian […]Continue Reading ...
TODAYonline Experts weigh up potential impact, fabric of TPPTODAYonlineHONG KONG — Mr Willie Fung, a leader in the world’s brassiere industry, knows just what he will do if negotiators from the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement this summer. He says he …US, Vietnam pushing TPP may […]Continue Reading ...
Sky Valley Chronicle Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in sight, says Andrew RobbThe AustralianThe TPP negotiations take in advanced countries, including Japan, the US, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand, as well as emerging countries, including Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico and Peru. With trade ministers due to meet in Maui, Hawaii, from July …THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE DEAL EXPOSED ONCE […]Continue Reading ...
Indian exports may face adverse prospects in Trans-Pacific Partnership marketsEconomic TimesSINGAPORE: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) impact on India and South Asia will be much more than the short-term tariff-preference erosions for the region’s exports, a senior researcher at Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) says.Indian exports may face adverse prospects in TPP marketsBusiness Standard‘Indian […]Continue Reading ...
The Indian Express Indian exports may face adverse prospects in TPP marketsZee NewsSingapore: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) impact on India and South Asia will be much more than the short-term tariff-preference erosions for the region’s exports, a senior researcher at Singapore?s Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) says.Riding the Pacific trade windsThe Indian Express all […]Continue Reading ...
‘Indian exports will face adverse prospects in TPP markets’Business StandardThe proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) between the US and other Pacific economies will adversely impact Indian exports and the government should develop long-term strategies to stay relevant in global trade, a senior researcher here said.Continue Reading ...
Japan trying to end wartime copyright extensions under TPPThe Japan TimesIn talks with the United States, Japan is demanding that the special arrangements be scrapped if the period of protection for copyrighted works of art is extended under a TPP deal, informed sources said. Under wartime copyright extensions, the …Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail Trade minister stays silent on potential TPP concessionsThe Globe and MailTrade Minister Ed Fast is pushing back at U.S. efforts to goad Canada into spelling out how it might open dairy and poultry markets to more foreign competition, saying he won’t be drawn into public negotiations with the Americans as talks […]Continue Reading ...
Capital Press NAWG leader urges progress in TPP talksCapital PressTrade promotion authority — popularly called fast-track authority — recently approved by Congress gave the Obama administration “the strongest hand possible” to negotiate the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty, said Brett Blankenship, NAWG president …Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat TPP to go down to the wire: negotiatorBusiness SpectatorMr Oe said the US and Japan cannot settle bilateral issues between themselves alone, because their negotiations affect other TPP partners too. The TPP involves 12 Pacific Rim countries, including the US, Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and …With Fast-Track in Place, Can a TPP Deal […]Continue Reading ...
Malay Mail Online Japan TPP negotiator: Some Japan-US issues left for ministerial meetMalay Mail OnlineActing Deputy US Trade Representative Wendy Cutler (second left) is greeted by her Japanese counterpart Hiroshi Oe (right) for their talks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade negotiations at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo on July 9, 2015.U.S., Japan enter […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Some Japan-US issues left for ministerial meet: Japan TPP negotiatorReutersJapan and the United States have been negotiating to narrow gaps over issues in the farm and auto sectors and the two-way trade deal plays a crucial part in a broad Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact. “I am encouraged this week that we […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat With Fast-Track in Place, Can a TPP Deal Be Struck?The DiplomatThere’s new momentum to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations with U.S. President Barack Obama signing the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill into law after approval by the Senate. Other TPP countries can now proceed with negotiations …Japan, US resume working-level TPP talksThe Japan NewsJapan […]Continue Reading ...
Following the announcement of the upcoming TPP Trade Ministers’ Meeting on 28-31 July 2015, New Zealand media interested in attending press events during the meeting, including a final Ministerial Press Conference on 31 July, are invited to register with the office of the United States Trade Representative. To register for press events, please click here [external […]Continue Reading ...
Stakeholders often ask about the Parliamentary treaty making process that will be followed for TPP. The general process for international treaties is outlined on the Ministry’s website (NZ Treaty Making Process), but key Parliamentary steps can be summarised as follows: Once the negotiation phase is complete, the Executive has approved the text of the agreement, […]Continue Reading ...
Negotiators have been meeting intensively in recent months, reflecting the priority all 12 countries are placing on bringing the negotiations to a successful conclusion. Following the meeting of TPP Leaders in November 2014, Chief Negotiators have met in Washington DC (early December 2014), New York City (January 26-February 1), Hawaii (March 9-15), Maryland (April 23-26) […]Continue Reading ...
The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that the United States will host a TPP Trade Ministers’ Meeting in Maui, Hawaii from 28-31 July 2015. This will be preceded by a meeting of TPP Chief Negotiators over 24-27 July. In its media release [external link], USTR notes that the upcoming Ministerial […]Continue Reading ...
In the past, New Zealand has usually published free trade agreement texts at the time of signature. This was the approach taken in the case of the P4, China, AANZFTA, Hong Kong, Malaysia and ANZTEC agreements for example. In the case of TPP we expect the text of an agreement will be released before it is […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail (subscription) Trade minister reassures supply-managed sectors ahead of TPP talksThe Globe and Mail (subscription)Minister of International Trade Ed Fast has reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to supply management before crucial meetings for the Trans-Pacific Partnership that are set to begin in Hawaii on July 28. “We have made it clear to our supply-managed […]Continue Reading ...
Fast blasts TPP doubters, touts Tory economic record in Toronto speechiPolitics.ca (subscription)International Trade Minister Ed Fast is pushing back against critics of the pending Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, arguing the multi-billon dollar trade deal “is not a threat” to Canada. “Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, the TPP has again …Continue Reading ...
RINF Alternative News Dem: Reported upgrade for TPP country ‘deeply disturbing’The Hill“The administration must focus its efforts on getting Malaysia to fully comply with international labor standards, because the human trafficking problem includes a forced labor problem, which is prohibited by the labor chapter envisioned for TPP …President Obama Accepts Slavery in Order to Win […]Continue Reading ...
Polis’ TPP stance insults critics, including his peersBoulder WeeklyThere are several problems with Congressman Jared Polis’ rationalization for his (and Senator Bennet’s) vote last week supporting fast track and by extension the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) [Boulder Weekly, June 18]. Fast track …Continue Reading ...
Every year, over a thousand 18-35-year-old Canadians travel to New Zealand on a working holiday visa. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce Job Bank provides an opportunity to connect Australian and New Zealand employers with Canadian working holidaymakers as they embark upon journeys-of-a-lifetime. Many Canadians would go to New Zealand after their working holiday in Australia. These travellers […]
RE: Special Measures for Foreign Nationals Affected by the U.S. Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-31.asp The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has used his authority to issue a public policy, effective immediately, to help people who may be stranded as a result of the U.S. […]
RE: Special Authorization for dual Canadian citizens extended http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-27.asp Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is extending the period of time that eligible dual Canadian citizens can apply for a special authorization. This extension follows consultations with our partners, including airlines. On November 10, 2016, the Government of Canada implemented a system to electronically verify that […]
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